ERIC Number: ED108346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Discipline and the Educational Rights of the Majority. OSSC Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 9.
Thompson, Dean; And Others
Discipline of disruptive students can create teaching problems, consume instructional time, and generate legal problems that hinder the rights of the innocent students to gain optimal education. An Oregon statewide survey reporting teacher attitudes toward discipline suggests that needed changes include a greater conformity to established school regulations, revision of the Oregon compulsory attendance law, and the establishment of alternative schools for deviant youth. The administrator attitude, reported by a senior high school vice-principal, reflects concern over rising juvenile crime and the apparent inability of police, juvenile court, and education agencies to punish or deter juvenile offenders. Inconsistencies in state laws are said to contribute to the problem. The legal perspective, reported by a school district attorney, suggests that due process is appropriate and necessary for protection of student rights, and that the law allows reasonable disciplinarey action and eventual expulsion for disruptive students. (DW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Delinquency, Discipline, Discipline Problems, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Metropolitan Areas, Noninstructional Responsibility, State Surveys, Student Rights, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Education
Oregon School Study Council, 124 College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($1.50, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.